hiatus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin hiātus (opening) (mid-16th century), from hiō (stand open, yawn).

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hiatus (plural hiatus or hiatuses)

  1. A gap in a series, making it incomplete.
  2. An interruption, break or pause.
  3. An unexpected break from work.
    The band took a hiatus for three months.
  4. (geology) A gap in geological strata.
  5. (anatomy) An opening in an organ.
    Hiatus aorticus is an opening in the diaphragm through which aorta and thoracic duct pass.
  6. (linguistics)
    1. A syllable break between two vowels, without an intervening consonant. (Compare diphthong.)
    2. The condition of having such a break.
      Words like reality and naïve contain vowels in hiatus.

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Noun[edit]

hiatus

  1. (linguistics) A hiatus (syllable break between two vowels).
  2. (anatomy) A hiatus (opening in an organ).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin hiātus (opening), from hiō (stand open).

Noun[edit]

hiatus m (plural hiatuss)

  1. A hiatus, gap
  2. A hiatus, in the linguistic sense

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hiātus m (genitive hiātūs); fourth declension

  1. A hiatus, opening, gap, aperture, cleft

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Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hiātus hiātūs
genitive hiātūs hiātuum
dative hiātuī hiātibus
accusative hiātum hiātūs
ablative hiātū hiātibus
vocative hiātus hiātūs

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

hiatus m (plural hiatus)

  1. Alternative form of hiato.